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The Hidden Health Benefits of Sex Twisting the sheets comes with a slew of body-boosting side effects. “Having sex regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner—it can actually make you physically healthier,” says Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University and author of Pleasure: The post Health Benefits of Sex for Women appeared first on Health Flash.
When my daughter Emma was born, I pretty much kissed my list of dream vacations goodbye.Traveling with kids at all, even kids without special needs, is usually pretty different from a non-kid vacation. Ah, good times. GIF via “The Hangover.” But Emma, who is now 6, has autism spectrum disorder. So traveling to even local places like the grocery store can be tough for her.Let me be Blunt Mom for a moment: There was a long stretch of time when I would easily burst into tears from the sheer frustration of not being able to go anywhere because of the inevitable resulting sensory-induced tantrums (hers) and tsk-tsk-judging-you stares (everyone’s, it felt like). They were an emotional traveling travel tax that was just too high to pay. A trip to a store for Emma sometimes means “I claw your face and scream until we. GO. HOME.” All photos courtesy of Tana Totsch-Kimsey. But I have another daughter, one who is not autistic and is already earmarking her own “must-see” places.So when 11-year-old adventurer Julia suggested that we explore the national landmarks and U.S. historical sites of Washington, D.C., as a family (mostly so we can imagine that we are Nic Cage about to crack centuries-old codes and uncover fabulous treasures right under everyone’s noses), I didn’t want to say no. Plus, this seemed like a slightly more doable plan than her desperate insistence for us to visit the Taj Mahal.But I was still left with this thought: How can I even do this?Traveling places with a child with autism or other conditions is daunting.I’ve pushed our family to do it before because — honestly — you just can’t stay home all the time. A few adventures have gone unexpectedly well. But there were also times I crawled home, wanting to hide from the world for the rest of forever. The highs and lows are seriously real. GIF via “Tangled.” In this case, I said yes. Why not? And it wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.So I have some not-so-sage advice to all the parents out there: Just
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If you’ve overheard fellow gym-goers discussing their clean eating habits and wondered “What the heck they are they talking about?” then this is the video for you. Health’s contributing editor and registered dietician Cynthia Sass breaks down what clean eating is and how it’s different from other diets that restrict calories or eliminate certain foods.
Don’t let anyone tell you differently: Pumpkin carving. Is. Awesome. You take perfectly good fruit, scoop out the innards, and make a disposable organic lantern that lasts three to seven days, depending on your climate. It’s borderline magical. Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images. But you know what’s even better? Using pumpkins to spread good. What better way to spread kindness, empathy, and awareness than with a few jack-o’-lanterns? (OK, if you’ve read Upworthy at all, you know there are a few better ways to do those things. But most of them don’t end with seasonal fun and roasted pumpkin seeds. So for the purposes of this conversation, pumpkins are the beginning and end of the list.)To help you out, I’ve collected nine uplifting and printable carving templates for pumpkin-carvers young and old.All of them were designed to bring out the best in our friends, our neighbors, and ourselves. Download, print, and use the design that suits you (and your pumpkin) best. Happy carving! Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images. 1. For the carver with a cause…It’s easy. It’s quick. And it won’t offend your stubborn neighbor who still hasn’t peeled the Jeb! sticker off of his car. Image by Michael Calcagno/Upworthy. 2. For the carver in deep space…Its been 50 years since Star Trek first aired, but Spock’s iconic gesture remains an instantly recognizable sign of support and good wishes for Vulcans and non-Vulcans alike. Plus, unlike the high-five or handshake I originally envisioned for my pumpkin, this is a lot easier to carve. Image by Michael Calcagno/Upworthy. 3. For the carver fed up with body shaming…No matter your height, weight, color, or background, you are freaking dazzling. Yes, even you in the Sexy Ken Bone costume. You do you! Nobody does it better. Image by Michael Calcagno/Upworthy. 4. For the carver who loves compost…In the year 2010 alone, enough plastic washed offshore to cover every inch of coastline on the planet. So yeah, the Earth could